Current Affairs Quiz: November 17 2018

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  1. Name the chairperson of the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ constituted by NITI Aayog to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region, on 16th November 2018?
    1) Dr Meenakshi Das
    2) Dr VK Saraswat
    3) Dr Virendra Chauhan
    4) Dr Himanshu Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dr VK Saraswat
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2018, NITI Aayog constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ in New Delhi. Its objective to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region. It will be chaired by the Dr VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog. Other members consisting the council are: Chief Secretaries of the Himalayan States as well as the Secretaries of key Central Ministries, senior officers of NITI Aayog special invitees.
  2. Where was South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure held on 15th and 16th November 2018?
    1) Kolkata
    2) New Delhi
    3) Chennai
    4) Mumbai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2018, a 2-day South Asian regional conference, co-hosted by NITI Aayog, was held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi. The theme of the conference was: “Urban Infrastructure: New Approaches to Public & Private Partnerships and Municipal Finance Innovations”. It was inaugurated by CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant and Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance Subhash Chandra Garg. Concerning the deficit of infra implementation against demand, India alone, until 2040, requires investments estimated of around $4.5 trillion in the infrastructure space.
  3. Where was Maharashtra’s second Mega Food Park inaugurated by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on 16th November 2018?
    1) Nagpur
    2) Pune
    3) Aurangabad
    4) Chandrapur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Aurangabad
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2018, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the second Mega Food Park in Maharashtra. It is located in Wahegaon and Dhangaon village in Paithan Taluka of Aurangabad district and has been promoted by M/s Paithan Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd. It has an area of 102 acre and was built at a cost of Rs. 124.52 crore. The Central Processing Centre (CPC) of this park has various facilities and has a common Administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and 3 PPCs at Paithan, Alephata and Kannad. It will leverage an additional investment of about Rs. 250 crore in 25-30 food processing units in the park. It is expected to fetch a turnover of about Rs. 450-500 crore annually.
  4. Name the South African president who will be the chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day parade of India?
    1) Cyril Ramaphosa
    2) Mark Fergusen
    3) Nick Gonzales
    4) Daniel Castellano
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Cyril Ramaphosa
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a 2-day visit to Singapore. He attended the 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit, 13th East Asia Summit , 16th ASEAN-India Summit and other related meetings. He also attend the 2nd RCEP Summit Meeting on November 14, 2018. This was Prime Minister’s second visit to Singapore after the Shangri-La Dialogue in June 2018. He upon his arrival had his first engagement in a keynote address, as the guest speaker, at the Indian pavilion at the Singapore Fintech Festival. It was the 3rd edition of the festival but was first time that a Head of Government has been a keynote speaker. He launched the Application Programming Interface Exchange (APIX) which is a platform through which the ASEAN financial institutions, innovators and users would connect with the Indian users. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will be chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day parade of India
  5. Where did the 15-day Aadi Mahotsav festival commence on November 16, 2018?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Delhi
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Delhi
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2018, 15-day Aadi Mahotsav festival commenced in the national capital Delhi. It would be attended by Tribal Affairs MinisterJual Oram. The theme of the festival is ‘Celebration of the spirit of tribal culture, craft, cuisine and commerce’. There are 2 venues of the festival- Delhi Haat and Central Park in New Delhi. It will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much more through one hundred stalls. The highlights of the festival are expected to be fashion show for tribal textiles and tribal cuisines.
  6. Where was the 26th Conference of Central and States Statistical Organizations held on 15th and 16th November 2018?
    1) New Delhi, Delhi
    2) Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
    3) Pune, Maharashtra
    4) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2018, 2-day 26th Conference of Central and States Statistical Organizations was held at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. It was organized by Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”. It was inaugurated by Union Minister Vijay Goel along with Himachal Pradesh food, civil supplies and consumer affair minister Kishan Kapoor.
  7. Nongkrem dance festival was celebrated in which state on 11th and 12th November 2018?
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Jammu and Kashmir
    3) Meghalaya
    4) Manipur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Meghalaya
    Explanation:
    On 11th and 12th November 2018, Nongkrem dance festival, was celebrated by the people of the Khasi Hills, in Meghalaya. This festival is celebrated annually. People pray for good harvest, peace, and prosperity of the community. A unique dance named “Ka Shad Mastieh” is performed by the members of Hima Khyrim, a sub-tribe of the indigenous Khasi tribe. At the beginning of the celebrations a goat sacrifice ceremony is done at Smit located 15 kilometers to the southwest of Shillong.
  8. Which state government launched the ‘Gau Samridhi Plus scheme’ or ‘Cow Samridhi Plus Scheme’ to offer insurance coverage to dairy farmers in the state, on 16th November 2018?
    1) Telangana
    2) Haryana
    3) Rajasthan
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kerala
    Explanation:
    On 16th November 2018, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the ‘Gau Samridhi Plus scheme’ or ‘Cow Samridhi Plus Scheme’ to offer insurance coverage to dairy farmers in Kerala. Cow Samridhi Plus Scheme is a government subsidized scheme. It will provide insurance coverage to dairy farmers at low premium rates. Farmers from general category will receive 50% subsidy on premium. Farmers from Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) category will receive 70% subsidy on premium. Also, the Kerala government in collaboration with the Central government has decided to establish a regional autism and research centre at the National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NIPMR) in Thrissur.
  9. Two important projects were inaugurated on 15th November 2018, under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, at PTSO Lake in Tawang, of which state?
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Himachal Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Bihar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Two important projects were inaugurated on November 15 under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at PTSO Lake in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. These projects are launched as a part of Development of North East Circuit:
    • Bhalukpong – Bomdila – Tawang Project:It was sanctioned by Ministry of tourism in March 2015 for Rs. 49.77 Crores.
    • Nafra – Seppa – Pappu, Pasa, Pakke Valley – Sangdupota – New Sagalee – Ziro – Yomcha Project: It was sanctioned by Ministry of Tourism in December 2015 for Rs. 97.14 Crores.
    These projects were jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of tourism, Mr. K.J. Alphons, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Pema Khandu and Minister of tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Jarkar Gamlin.
  10. Shri Ramayana Express, an 800-seat special tourist train that would run on the Ramayana circuit, was flagged off from which city on 16th November 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Lucknow
    3) Rajkot
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On November 16, 2018, Shri Ramayana Express was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. It is a the 800-seat special tourist train that would run on the Ramayana circuit to cover major spots related to the Hindu epic. The pilgrimage circuit it will travel on, named- Shri Ramayana Yatra-Sri Lanka, consists of two travel components –one each in India and Sri Lanka. The train aims to complete its journey till Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, in 16 days.
  11. Where was the India-Taiwan SME Development Forum held from 13th to 17th November 2018?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Taipei, Taiwan
    3) Mumbai, India
    4) Changhua, Taiwan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Taipei, Taiwan
    Explanation:
    From 13th to 17th November 2018, the India-Taiwan SME Development Forum was held in Taipei, Taiwan. Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Dr.Arun Kumar Panda, led the Indian Delegation. 20 enterprises from India in the field of general engineering, auto components, electronics & plastics are taking part in the forum. These enterprises aim to seek linkages in their respective fields with the Taiwanese enterprises. Dr.Arun Kumar Panda addressed the forum. He stated that, MSME is the second largest employment generating sector in India.
  12. United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed to lift arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions on which of the following country after 9 years on 14th November 2018?
    1) Ethiopia
    2) Eritrea
    3) Somalia
    4) Sudan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Eritrea
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after 9 years. UNSC conducted a vote on the resolution that was drafted by the United Kingdom and backed by the United States and its allies. UNSC unanimously adopted a resolution 2444 to lift arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions on Eritrea imposed in 2009. They were imposed on Eritrea due to claims that Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. The sanctions have been lifted amid the improvement in relations between Eritrea and its neighbouring coutries following years of conflict.
  13. Where was the 33rd edition of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Summit, held from 11th to 15th November 2018?
    1) Malaysia
    2) Singapore
    3) China
    4) India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Singapore
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2018, PM Narendra Modi attended the 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit (Nov 11 to 15) held at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore. The summit continued from November 11, 2018 and concluded the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS), 2nd Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit, (RCEP) and ASEAN plus summits. It was inaugurated and addressed by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, current Chairman of this 2018 Summit and The theme of Singapore’s Chairmanship was “Resilient and Innovative”.
  14. Where was the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) held on 15th November 2018?
    1) Singapore
    2) Vietnam
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Philippines
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Singapore
    Explanation:
    On November 15, 2018, PM Narendra Modi attended the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Singapore. It was participated by leaders of 18 countries of Asia Pacific region of 10 ASEAN countries including India. It was PM Modi’s 5th East Asia Summit (EAS) and he discussed the following:
    • Improving multilateral cooperation and economic and cultural ties,
    • Strengthening maritime cooperation and
    • Balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact.
  15. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine of _____ rupees on The Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd for non-compliance with Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) and Know Your Customer/Anti-money Laundering (KYC/AML) norms, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Rs 4.5 crore
    2) Rs 2.5 crore
    3) Rs 3 crore
    4) Rs 1 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Rs 3 crore
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine amounting to Rs. 6.1 crores fine on two lenders —- Deutsche Bank and Jammu and Kashmir Bank. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slapped monetary penalty on the two banks for non-compliance with the directions issued by the central bank on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer or Anti-money Laundering (KYC/AML) norms. The RBI has imposed a fine of Rs 3 crore on Jammu and Kashmir Bank while a fine of Rs 3.01 crore has been imposed on Deutsche Bank AG. J&K Bank has been fined for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms and Know Your Customer/Antimoney Laundering (KYC/AML) norms.
  16. RBI imposed a fine of _____ rupees on Deutsche Bank, for non-compliance with Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) & Know Your Customer/Anti-money Laundering (KYC/AML) norms, and disclosure of monetary penalties imposed by the regulator, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Rs 3. 01 crore
    2) Rs 2.55 crore
    3) Rs 6.01 crore
    4) Rs 1.70 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 3. 01 crore
    Explanation:
    On November 14, 2018, Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine amounting to Rs. 6.1 crores fine on two lenders —- Deutsche Bank and Jammu and Kashmir Bank. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slapped monetary penalty on the two banks for non-compliance with the directions issued by the central bank on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer or Anti-money Laundering (KYC/AML) norms. The RBI has imposed a fine of Rs 3 crore on Jammu and Kashmir Bank while a fine of Rs 3.01 crore has been imposed on Deutsche Bank AG. J&K Bank has been fined for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms and Know Your Customer/Antimoney Laundering (KYC/AML) norms. The Deutsche Bank has been fined additionally for non-compliance on disclosure of monetary penalties imposed by the regulator.
  17. Which bank launched a credit card Named Nexxt Credit Card which is India’s first Interactive card with buttons, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Axis Bank
    2) ICICI Bank
    3) IndusInd Bank
    4) HDFC Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) IndusInd Bank
    Explanation:
    On November 14 2018, IndusInd Bank has launched a credit card Named Nexxt Credit Card which is India’s first Interactive card with buttons. The main feature of this card is that it provides customer the choice of payment options at the point of sale (POS) such as Credit, EMI with four tenure options which are 6, 12, 18, 24 Months and Using Accumulated Reward Points. As per banks the card is loaded with features which will elevate the shopping experience of the customer.
  18. The number of digital payment transactions in India reached ______ crore in August 2018, more than three-fold increase from October 2016?
    1) 244.81
    2) 534.78
    3) 789.12
    4) 199.66
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 244.81
    Explanation:
    The number of digital payment transactions in India touched 244.81 crore in August 2018, more than three-fold rise from October 2016. New payment modes, BHIM-UPI, AePS and NETC have transformed digital payment ecosystem by increasing Person to Person (P2P) as well as Person to Merchant (P2M) payments. The number of digital payment transactions increased 207 per cent to 244.81 crore in August 2018 as compared to 79.67 crore in October 2016. Total value of such transactions, which stood at 108.7 lakh crore rupees in October 2016, increased 88 per cent to 204.86 lakh crore rupees in August 2018.
  19. Who was appointed as the first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India, on 14th November 2018?
    1) Priyanka Chopra
    2) Hima Das
    3) Manu Bhaker
    4) Virat Kohli
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Hima Das
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, Asian Games gold-medallist sprinter Hima Das was appointed as the first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India. As a Youth Ambassador, Hima Das will work towards creating awareness about the rights and needs of children. She hails from Nagaon district of Assam. She had won gold medal in Women’s 4 x 400 m Relay event at the 2018 Asian Games. She had also won a silver medal in Women’s 400m Race event with a timing of 50.59 seconds. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships. She was awarded Arjuna Award in 2018.
  20. Who was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo, on 5th November 2018?
    1) Sanjay Bisaria
    2) GV Gowtham
    3) Nina Tshering La
    4) Samuel Thompson
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Nina Tshering La
    Explanation:
    On 5th November 2018, Ms Nina Tshering La was appointed the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo. At present Nina Tshering La is the Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has been concurrently appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo, with residence in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. She will take up this assignment soon.
  21. Who was appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infosys with effect from November 17, 2018?
    1) Jayesh Sanghrajka
    2) Murali Rajendran
    3) Sanket Pandit
    4) Kunal Kashyap
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jayesh Sanghrajka
    Explanation:
    Infosys has appointed its executive vice-president Jayesh Sanghrajka as its interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a Key Managerial Personnel with effect from November 17, 2018. At present, Jayesh Sanghrajka is the deputy CFO of Infosys. He will replace outgoing CFO M D Ranganath. Jayesh Sanghrajka has been working with Infosys for more than 13 years and has held positions such as vice president and corporate financial controller. He is a Chartered Accountant. He has held top positions in other companies like: vice president, finance, Mu Sigma; Head, finance, Rediff.com; director, corporate accounting, Tishman Speyer India.
  22. Indian Navy successfully completed refit of Coast Guard Ship Huravee of which country and formally handed over the ship to Major Mohamed Jamshad, Commanding Officer of Huravee, on 15th November 2018?
    1) Mauritius
    2) Maldives
    3) Sri Lanka
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Maldives
    Explanation:
    On 15th November 2018, Indian Navy successfully completed refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Huravee at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and formally handed over the ship to Major Mohamed Jamshad, Commanding Officer MCGS Huravee. The refit to MCGS Huravee is an initiative by the Indian Navy to further Indian Navy’s diplomatic outreach to friendly foreign navies in the Indian Ocean Region. MCGS Huravee arrived at Visakhapatnam on 12th July 2018. The refit was completed on 14th November 2018. During the refit, major repairs were done on the ship’s hull, main propulsion and auxiliaries. Various systems and equipment were upgraded. Equipment were put through extensive harbour and sea trials to achieve full combat capability.
  23. Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ made landfall in Nagapattinam district of which state on 16th November 2018?
    1) Kerala
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Karnataka
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On 16th November 2018, cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed near Tamil Nadu causing severe damage to certain coastal regions. The cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam, nearly 300 km from Chennai, and Vedaranniyam. Nagapattinam district was the worst affected with the maximum rainfall of 48.4 mm recorded as on 16th November 2018. The storm also made landfall in Nagapattinam with winds upto a speed of 120 kmph. Coastal towns including Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pamban in Tamil Nadu and Karaikkal in Puducherry received moderate rainfall. 20 people were killed due to the storm as on 16th November 2018. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced a relief fund of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the deceased from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).
  24. Who won the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament in Kolkata on 14th November 2018?
    1) Viswanathan Anand
    2) Hikaru Nakamura
    3) R Praggnanandha
    4) Baskaran Adhiban
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Viswanathan Anand
    Explanation:
    On 14th November 2018, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand won the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament in Kolkata. Viswanathan Anand secured six wins and three draws in the nine rounds and levelled with world number three Hikaru Nakamura of America. In the play-off, Viswanathan Anand beat Hikaru Nakamura 1.5-0.5 and won the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament title.
  25. Name the Indian cueist who won his 3rd straight IBSF (International Billiards and Snooker Federation) billiards title in the 150-up format, in the IBSF 150-up Billiards Championship, held at Yangon, Myanmar, on 15th November 2018?
    1) Pankaj Advani
    2) Dhruv Sitwala
    3) Aditya Mehta
    4) Sourav Kothari
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Pankaj Advani
    Explanation:
    On 15th November 2018, Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won his 3rd straight IBSF (International Billiards and Snooker Federation) billiards title in the 150-up format, in the IBSF 150-up Billiards Championship, held at Yangon, Myanmar. Pankaj Advani defeated Mynamar’s Nay Thway Oo 6-2 in the final and won the World Billiards Championship (150-Up) 2018 title. With this win, he has increased his world titles tally to 20. Also, this marks a hat-trick of wins for Pankaj Advani in the 150-Up format. He had won the previous two titles in the 150-Up format in Bengaluru in 2016 and in Doha, Qatar, in 2017.
  26. Name the author of the book ‘A Great Association-Glimpses into the Life of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha’ released by Prasar Bharati’s CEO Shashi Shekar Vempati?
    1) Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha
    2) Swami Nithyanandha
    3) Swami Ravishankar Shastri
    4) Swami Nithyashree Poorva
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha
    Explanation:
    ‘A Great Association-Glimpses into the Life of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha’, a book authored by Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha, was released by Prasar Bharati’s CEO Shashi Shekar Vempati. The book has been written on the life of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, the renowned saint of Narayanashrama Tapovanam, Kerala.
  27. When was National Press Day celebrated in India?
    1) November 16
    2) November 15
    3) November 14
    4) November 13
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) November 16
    Explanation:
    On 16th November 2018, National Press Day was celebrated in India. National Press Day commemorates the day on which Press Council of India (PCI) started functioning. PCI was constituted on 4 July 1966 and started functioning on November 16, 1966. This day is a symbolism of a free and responsible press in India. Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley inaugurated the National Press Day celebrations organised by PCI in New Delhi.
  28. When was International day of tolerance observed?
    1) November 13
    2) November 14
    3) November 15
    4) November 16
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) November 16
    Explanation:
    International day of tolerance is observed of 16 November every year to educate people about the negative effects of intolerance and make people aware about the need of tolerance in society. It is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1995. The First ever World Tolerance Summit held in Dubai on November 15-16. It was organized by International Institute of Tolerance. Leaders from all over the world had visited the summit. The aim of the summit was to discuss the importance of tolerance, equality and peace among the people of different religion, Color and race. The Theme of the Summit was ‘prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration’. UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence award which is given biennially is given to Social entrepreneur and filmmaker Manon Barbeau (Canada) and the Coexist Initiative, a non-profit organization working to end violence against women (Kenya).

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. When was Swadesh Darshan Scheme launched?
    Answer
      2015
  2. Where is the headquarters of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)?
    Answer
      Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Name the MD&CEO and headquarters of IndusInd Bank?
    Answer
      MD& CEO – Mr. Romesh Sobti; Headquarters – Mumbai
  4. Where is Vallanadu Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    Answer
      Tamil Nadu
  5. Where is the headquarters of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)?
    Answer
      Jakarta, Indonesia